Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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Start date details
As soon as possible
12 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)
18 May 2023
- View all Part timejobs - Term time plus two weeks, 37 hours per week
- Effective salary range £24,051 - £26,707
What skills and experience we're looking for
- A good understanding of safeguarding in a school setting
- Clear and consistent Vision and Values
- Ability to motivate and empower others
- Positive attitude to continuous improvement
- Flexible leadership styles
- Leading by example
- Effective communication skills
Summary of the main aspects of the post
- Ensure, wherever possible, the safety of all students and staff at the school
- Provide immediate updates to the Head of School and Assistant Head for Safeguarding of all serious safeguarding incidents involving students and/or staff
- Provide advice and guidance to leadership and staff on any safeguarding concerns at all levels of risk
- Provide half termly reports to the Head of School and Assistant Head for Safeguarding, leadership and governance on the whole school safeguarding picture, developments and next steps
- Management of team and the responsibility to continually develop, each member of the team professionally in their respective role
- Provide and facilitate bespoke and statutory training and CPD for staff
- Be aware of and respond to the ongoing developments and legislation changes within the educational landscape with regard safeguarding
- Build positive relationships with students and families through communication and implementation of effective systems
- Liaise with outside agencies, attending internal and external meetings where appropriate
- Develop effective lines of communication with all staff, in particular those staff with pastoral responsibility
- To develop and facilitate reintegration packages for students
- Contribute to the overall aims and ethos of the school
- Participate in the performance review process
What the school offers its staff
The successful applicant will be a positive and motivated individual with personal drive. They will work in a calm and organised nature way and demonstrate the understanding of working professionally to strict deadlines. They will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of circumstances. They will have the ability to work both as part of a team and independently whilst maintaining positive and successful working relationship with colleagues.
Further details about the role
Summary of key aspects of the deputy designated safeguarding lead:
- To work with the other DDP in supporting the SDP in the development of safeguarding and child protection policies, training, procedures and guidance for the school.
- Work closely with the LA to ensure The Prescot School is compliant in all aspects of Safeguarding.
- Ensure all TAF cases are fully coordinated, through liaison with other SG team members and the admin staff as appropriate.
- To receive and coordinate referrals, arrange action and review services for children and families.
- To maintain accurate, confidential and up to date documentation on safeguarding and CP cases, including appropriate data.
- Maintain a high profile as the recognised point of contact freely available to all wishing to raise concerns or seek help or guidance regarding safeguarding or CP issues.
- To be the school lead in attending multi agency meetings where required.
- Work with the Assistant Principal for Safeguarding to provide training for all staff and ITT.
- Prepare reports for SLT and Governors as appropriate.
- Actively seek out relevant and up to date training and ensure each member of the safeguarding team attends training appropriate to their role and development needs.
- To attend weekly safeguarding meetings, sharing information regarding current CP, CIN, TAF cases.
- To be the school lead when completing MARFs.
- To support the DSL with the management of Low Level Concerns.
Commitment to safeguarding
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About The Prescot School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
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- School size
- 855 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
- Ofsted report
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- School website
- The Prescot School website (opens in new tab)
- Email address
- Phone number
- 0151 477 8709
The Prescot School is situated in a state of the art, 21st century building, situated on the outskirts of Prescot, approximately ten miles from Liverpool City Centre. We are an 11-16 school which opened in September 2016 as a convertor Academy, linked to the outstanding ‘The Heath Family Trust’. Our ethos of high aspiration, support and challenge permeates every aspect of our work. Students are challenged and supported by a team of dedicated and professional teachers who strive to achieve the absolute best for the students they teach with high expectations of all individuals at all times. Our positive and caring atmosphere, backed by excellent resources, makes this a wonderful place to build your career in a supportive learning environment.
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